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Bomb disposal experts tackle Camberley suspicious device

Category: England

Published: 21st May 2012 15:43:13

Bomb disposal experts have said a suspicious device that sparked a security alert in a Surrey town was "not dangerous".

The device was found after reports of suspicious activity near the Maultway, Camberley at about 10:00 BST on Monday.

The Maultway and roads near the Cheylesmore Park estate were closed for about four hours.

Surrey Police said it was thought to be a transmitter for a radio station and cordons were lifted at about 14:55 BST.

A spokeswoman for the force said the device was found on land close to Colony Gate, near the junction with the Old Bisley Road.

She added: "Surrey Police can confirm that army bomb disposal experts have assessed the suspicious device found in Camberley this morning and have declared it not to be dangerous.

"The unit is now described as being a transmitter or repeater for a citizen or pirate band radio station.

"Roads are now reopened and cordons have been lifted."

The site of the incident is about seven miles (11km) from the military training academy Sandhurst, and earlier Surrey Police ruled out any connection.

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